With November just around the corner, it’s time to get ready to roll your clocks back to Standard Time, verify your local polling site for Election Day, and relearn how to pronounce the word, “tryptophan.”


“Trip-tuh-fannnn.” 🙂

Without further ado, let’s see what is going on in City schools this month, courtesy of the DOE’s official Schools Calendar:

November 2017
Saturday, November 4 Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT) Make-Up Date
For current eighth and ninth grade students with permission to take this make-up exam ONLY
Tuesday, November 7 Election Day
No classes for students; school buildings and central offices remain open  
Thurs, Nov. 9 – Fri, Nov. 10 Parent Teacher Conferences
For high schools
Monday, November 13 G&T Admissions Deadline
Last day to submit Request for Testing Forms (RFT) for fall 2018 placement into Gifted & Talented programs (Grades K–3)
Mon., Nov. 13 – Tues., Nov. 14 Parent Teacher Conferences
For District 75 programs
Wed., Nov. 15 – Thurs., Nov. 16 Parent Teacher Conferences
For elementary schools
Thurs., Nov. 23 – Fri., Nov. 24 Thanksgiving Recess
All schools and central offices are closed
Monday, November 27 Big Apple Awards Deadline
Last day to nominate City teachers for the 2018 Big Apple Awards
Tuesday, November 28 Kindergarten Application Period Opens
Families with children born in 2013 can start applying for kindergarten for fall 2018
 Wed., Nov. 29 – Thurs., Nov. 30 Parent Teacher Conferences
For middle schools

Some quick notes about this month’s schedule:

  • Parent Teacher Conferences

Speak with teachers and staff members to confirm your school’s Parent Teacher Conference schedule, as some schools may have their own practices.

Parents: consider asking the questions listed on our website during your conferences to learn more about your children’s classroom experiences.

  • DOE Admissions Fairs

Throughout November, the DOE will offer families opportunities to learn more about the City’s elementary (including pre-k and G&T), middle, and high school admissions processes. Learn more about each of these opportunities, which include admissions events, district fairs, and school open houses, by checking out the following pages on our website:

Elementary Admissions Events

Middle School District Fairs and Open Houses

High School Admissions Fairs, Open Houses, and Info Sessions

That’s all for this month. We hope you all have a great November!


Remember to take small bites on Thanksgiving!


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